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Family Updates

Week of May 30, 2022

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Congratulations to our 6th Grade Band, Chorus, and Strings students for successful performances at the High Note Festival on Friday, May 27. Mickle collected a total of four trophies, two of which received the second highest honor ("Excellent") and two of which received the highest honor ("Superior"). Kudos goes to our students, Mrs. Zimmerman, Mrs. Stewart, and Mr. Gillespie!

We wish everyone an enjoyable Memorial Day and extended weekend. We anticipate the start of June and look forward to all that still remains this school year!

* Thanks go to many for their attendance and participation at several successful recent school events - dances, Spring band and chorus concerts, Mickle Market, Book Fair, Art Show, Ice Cream Social, pretzel sale, and more! These events are so important in providing our students with well-rounded educational experiences and strengthening our important connections with families and the community.

* Students will participate in Mickle Field Day this Friday (6/3).


Thank you for your partnership at home in students' completion of NJSLA this year. It has been a few years since state testing has occurred and students demonstrated great attention and effort in doing their best. Information regarding student results will be provided as soon as it is available.

* Phillies "All-Star Teacher" and Visit to Mickle

* Again, congratulations goes to Jill Garren in being named a Phillies All-Star Teacher, and to all of our teachers for the important work being done every day! On 5/4, Mickle students and staff were treated by a surprise visit from the Philly Phanatic, former player Mickey Morandini, and other representatives from the Phillies. The surprise assembly occurred in order to recognize Mickle teacher, Mrs. Jill Garren, for being named a Phillies All-Star Teacher. This provided a great opportunity to celebrate Mrs. Garren, recognize all of our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, and have a great time for all! Please see clips below for news coverage of the visit:

Trimester 3 Dates

* Trimester 3 Report Cards will be available for viewing in the Realtime Parent Portal on Wednesday, June 15.

A reminder that the last day of the school year is Thursday, June 16. Also, Wednesday (6/15) and Thursday (6/16) are both early dismissal days for students.

* Beyond the Bell Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Beyond the Bell registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 a.m. Program information and registration instructions can be found on the district website:


* SEPAC May Newsletter

May's "Parents Make the Difference" Newsletter

The "Parents Make the Difference" newsletters provide relevant topics, research, and activities for parents in supporting their children's learning and development.

Quote of the Week

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

- President John F. Kennedy

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EG Spirit Wear

It may be cold outside, but you can stay warm with spirit wear while saving big on items like hoodies, jackets and blankets! There is also free shipping on all orders over $100. Shop Now.

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You can view each grade-level's school supply items and order directly from here. This is a great way to easily purchase all school supply items and benefit the Home & School Association at the same time!

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Character Corner


The Buzzworthy trait to focus on is Integrity. Integrity means doing the right thing even when it may be difficult or when no one is looking.

Social Emotional Learning

Overview of May's Lessons:

Digital Citizenship

Grade 3 will be covering lesson 6 this month. This lesson covers the concept that people digitally alter photographs and images, as well as the reason why they would do it. Digital citizenship curriculum can be found on commonsense.org.

Resource for Family Engagement

Sanford Harmony

All grades will be teaching Unit 5 in Sanford Harmony. This unit helps students develop peer relationship skills. Students will identify the qualities important to friendships, practice providing peers and classmates with support, and practice effective ways for handling bullying situations.

Home School Connection-Grade 3

Home-School Connection-Grade 4

Home-School Connection-Grades 5/6

Character Dares

Since the family character dare was not shared last month, we have two challenges for the month of March. The purpose of the Character Dare process is to build habits of character by offering consistent, practical ways to engage in the practice of these sometimes-abstract traits.
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Counselor Corner

Hello and welcome back to the Counselor's Corner! My name is Kristen Lombardo and I am your child’s school counselor. This month your children will be taking the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment. Please click here to get tips on how to help your child be successful and worry free about this assessment. Remember to make sure you students get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast. If your child is anxious about testing I have lots of tips and tools in my online office to help them. If you are looking for guidance on how to help your child please visit my website for more information.

This month, fourth grade will be exploring different career opportunities. They are doing this through various different computer programs. If you are interested in checking out any of my lessons they are posted in my Google Classroom. All students have access to my Google Classroom.

I am available if you have any questions or concerns. It is important that we all work together. I can be reached by email at lombardok@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us or by phone at (856)423-0412 ext. 1051. If your child ever has a rough evening or morning please consider emailing me to let me know. I do not need specifics of the situation. If you just put “Handle With Care” in the subject line I can alert all of their teachers and check in with them sometime throughout the day. I will send you an email to let you know how things are going so you do not worry all day. I look forward to working with you and your child.


Kristen Lombardo

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